Gerald E. Smith

Born: Tue., Aug. 16, 1927
Died: Mon., Aug. 23, 2010

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Gerald E. Smith, a resident of Pendleton, died Monday, August 23, 2010 in the St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton. He was 83 years old. Memorial funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 3, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. in the First Christian Church in Pendleton. Memorial s in his memory may be directed to the Parkinson's Research Group, and may be sent care of the Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, Oregon 97801. You may sign the guest book or view the obituary online at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Smith was born August 16, 1927 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was the son of Warren and Laura Bradley Smith. His father was a plumber and followed the construction work, so Gerald was raised and educated in Texas, California, Arizona, and graduated from Eugene High in Oregon. After high school he served in the United States Marines during WWII. After his discharge he returned to Oregon, and on August 22, 1947 he married Betty L. Turner in Portland, Oregon. He later attended Boise Jr. College, now known as Boise State he had managed the Idaho State Bank in Boise, from 1950 until 1958. He then managed banks in Mt. View California and then Nevada City, California before the family moved to Pendleton in 1968. While in Pendleton he worked at auto sales and had owned and operated Jerry Smith Auto until his retirement in the late 1990's. He was a member of the First Christian Church or Pendleton, and had also been a member of the Pendleton Elks Lodge. He greatly enjoyed golf, crossword puzzles, music, and coin collecting. He is survived by his wife Betty Smith of Pendleton, three sons, Geoffrey Smith of The Dalles, Oregon, Randall Smith and Timothy Smith both of Pendleton; Brother, Robert Smith of Portland, Sister Jo Ann Spann of Omaha, Nebraska and two grandchildren. He was preceded in his death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.

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carl sager
   Posted Fri August 27, 2010
Betty and family, connie and I are sad to hear about our good friend's passing...We remember the good times and realize the times do change..God be with you all during this time of sorrow....

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